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Travel These are the coolest towns in the UK

07:22  05 february  2018
07:22  05 february  2018 Source:   hellomagazine.com

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The West Country town has taken the top spot in a shortlist of the UK's hippest hangouts from TravelSupermarket, which took into consideration the creativity and trend-setting indicators such as the number of independent outlets in different towns.

Another area of Bristol, Stokes Croft, also made the list in number five, while the London hotspots of Peckham, Stroud Green and Dalston rounded off the top five.

"After scoring the UK and Europe to find the most up and coming, independent areas, we hope the guide gives people ideas for new destinations to visit, at home or abroad," Emma Grimster, TravelSupermarket spokesperson, commented.

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Montpelier has been known as an independent and bohemian town since the 18th century, and was home to a young Cary Grant, who attended the Fairfield Grammar School until he was expelled at the age of 14. Meanwhile, nearby Stokes Croft has gained a reputation as the cultural and artistic hub of Bristol, with a number of independent traders and nightlife to explore.

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Did your neighbourhood make the cut? See the top 20 UK hip hangouts below…

  1. Montpelier, Bristol
  2. Peckham, London
  3. Stroud Green, London
  4. Dalston, London
  5. Stokes Croft, Bristol
  6. Clapton, London
  7. Ancoats, Manchester
  8. Old Town, Hull
  9. Partick, Glasgow
  10. Chorlton, Manchester
  11. Baltic Triangle, Liverpool
  12. Bishy Road, York
  13. St Mawes, Cornwall
  14. Romsey, Cambridge
  15. Finneston, Glasgow
  16. Walthamstow, London
  17. Ropewalks, Liverpool
  18. Cliftonville, Old town, Margate
  19. Northern Quarter, Manchester
  20. Jericho, Oxford

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